By now you have probably heard of the obscene story of a banana taped taped to a wall with duct that sold for $120k USD. Will as if things couldn’t get much weirder, a performance artist by the name of David Datuna has eaten the aforementioned banana. Nope, you read that correctly it has been eaten.
“I can eat the banana and the concept of the banana — because I am an artist and not a regular human,” said the artist. “It’s not about the piece. It’s an art performance. Maurizio Cattelan, I love him. One artist eats another artist. It’s fun.” He added: “The performance name is Hungry Artist.” Spokesperon Lucien Terras also chimed in: “He did not destroy the work ! The banana is the idea.”
It’s really unclear if this is all a big joke and we’re all being trolled in the name of art. This isn’t the first time something like this has fetched major dollars and it certainly won’t be the last.